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Statement by the President on Today’s Meetings on Immigration Reform

Today I met with Senators Schumer and Graham and was pleased to learn of their progress in forging a proposal to fix our broken immigration system.  I look forward to reviewing their promising framework, and every American should applaud their efforts to reach across party lines and find commonsense answers to one of our most vexing problems.  I also heard from a diverse group of grassroots leaders from around the country about the growing coalition that is working to build momentum for this critical issue.  I am optimistic that their efforts will contribute to a favorable climate for moving forward.  I told both the Senators and the community leaders that my commitment to comprehensive immigration reform is unwavering, and that I will continue to be their partner in this important effort.

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